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Re: Health question

Posted by Cindy on 9/10/07
(7) Comments

    Thank you both so much.
    On 9/10/07, Rick wrote:
    > On 9/10/07, Glenda wrote:
    >> On 9/10/07, Cindy wrote:
    >>> Thanks, Rick. Gotta get a new vet, tho. I no longer trust
    >>> them to care for her appropriately. Has your macaw ever had
    >>> red cheeks for 2 days?
    >>> n 9/09/07, Rick wrote:
    >>>> On 9/09/07, Cindy wrote:
    >>>>> Yesterday I took my B & G macaw to the vet. He was
    >>>>> toweled and had his beak trimmed. I stopped the session
    >>>>> when he became red in the face and was panting heavily.
    >>>>> Today his cheeks are still red, and he's not his
    >>>>> usual "bubbly" self. Is he just mad at me, or should I be
    >>>>> worried? Thanks for any advice.
    >>>> Cindy, I think the best answer you can get is from your Vet.
    >>>> We had our B&G's beak done about a month ago and he was fine
    >>>> right after, but he is a big baby and nothing really upsets
    >>>> him.
    >>>> Yours may be pouting as well. Has he had his beak done
    >>>> before, and what was his reaction then?
    >>>> If in doubt, call your vet. Best option of all.
    >> Cindy,
    >> B&G Macaws have a tendency to blush (cheeks turn red or pink)
    >> when excited or mad. This is normal. But if the face looks more
    >> like a rash that could have happened from the aggressive
    >> toweling you described. If she is not acting normal or if the
    >> face is still irritated now I would definitely recommend you
    >> seek another vets opinion.
    >> Glenda
    > Cindy,
    > Just as Glenda described was the only time our Female B&G had red
    > cheeks...getting wings clipped via toweling, when we first got
    > her. Our Male, he has no problem with toweling when being clipped.
    > He is a sweetheart.......thank goodness!